Real life heroes, more times than not, will tell you they don't consider themselves heroes, and that is one of the qualities for which they are most admired.
It's the fireman or police officer who chooses to risk his life to save another in a split second decision, the first responder that heads into the danger zone when others are running away, or the soldier putting himself in harm's way to protect our freedom.
Truth is, most real life heroes are ordinary people who find themselves in an extraordinary situation. The hero part comes in the choice they make to put others before themselves.
Next week the South Plains chapter of the American Red Cross will honor local people who have made those very choices. These are our champions, our heroes, and our neighbors.
Over the next few days, we'll be telling the stories of these folks. They will all be honored at a breakfast on September 11th. Proceeds benefit the local Red Cross.
If you are interested in attending, you can find more information on their web site here: http://www.redcross.org/news/event/tx/lubbock/7th-Annual-Champions-Breakfast
Of course they'll say they don't consider themselves heroes. That's why it's so important we recognize their life-saving decisions.
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